Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Who - Baba O'Riley

Who's Next is 40 years old this month. The album opens with "Baba O'Riley," whose name is derived from Pete Townshend's primary spiritual influence Meher Baba and minimalist composer Terry Riley. Townshend's college roommate Richard Barnes claimed on the DVD, Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who, that Pete put Baba's birth information into a synthesizer and it produced the loop for the song.

More on The Who at my other blog here.

Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light

Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren sing "I Saw the Light" during an episode of Live From Daryl's House, which in this case is actually from Todd's house in Hawaii. I really enjoy these two together and I've seen them both in concert; Todd Rundgren solo at the Tarrytown Music Hall and Hall and Oates in Bethel, N.Y. on the grounds of the original Woodstock concert. Incidentally, Hall and Rundgren played a show in May in Atlantic City. I'm sure most people that like these guys would love to see them do a full tour.

Alison Krauss and Union Station - Oh, Atlanta

In following up to my previous post here, Alison Krauss and Union Station sing "Oh, Atlanta" which along with "New Favorite" appear on the Live album that was released in November 2002.

Alison Krauss and Union Station - New Favorite

Alison Krauss and Union Station sing "New Favorite" at the Louisville Palace in April 2002. This song would become part of a live album which would be released in November of that year.

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again (Top of the Pops 1971)

These words definitely apply to what is going on in the world today:

"There's nothing in the streets, Looks any different to me, And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye."

Alison Krauss and Heart - Your Long Journey

One more from Alison Krauss and Heart following my previous post here.

Alison Krauss and Heart - These Dreams

I've seen many concerts over the last few months - all good to great. Heart I saw at Mohegan Sun (along with Def Leppard) and Alison Krauss I saw at Foxwoods. Nice to see them both together on this Heart classic.

The Who - Best Cry Ever (YouTube Silliness)

I laughed a little bit at this video, but it's also kind of weird. Just some of the silliness that you can find on YouTube.

The Who - Concert for NYC Who Are You

It has almost been 10 years since this concert took place at Madison Square Garden. A different angle from what I have seen before of The Who performing "Who Are You," which is one of the four songs the band would play that night.

Concert for New York City Rehearsals

This video contains commentary by some of the stars that performed and spoke at the Concert for New York City. It also shows The Who rehearsing for the Madison Square Garden benefit concert.

Concert for New York City backstage

The above is a video montage of some photos taken backstage at Madison Square Garden during the Concert for New York City. All put together with the Wolfe Tones "Streets of New York" playing. Nice job done by the YouTuber on this touching video.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Art Bell - Area 51 Show (Parts 7-12)

By the way, if you are looking for parts 1-6 click this.

Art Bell - Area 51 Show (Parts 1-6)

It's one of the weirdest and yet probably the best episode of Coast to Coast Am and it took place ironically enough on September 11, 1997. Art Bell took calls from those that were associated with or had been associated with "Area 51." One caller claimed to be a former employee and during the call he was cut off and Bell's show went off the air. The caller would later call back on a different show and say he was playing a joke on Art Bell, but the reason the show went off the air was never explained. Bell says that he had nothing to do with it, but the chances seem pretty unlikely. Anyway, it's a great episode with parts 1-6 below and then 7-12 can be found here.